Ph.D. Admissions

Application Deadline: April 1 for Summer and Fall. Those who wish to have an assistantship should apply by January 15.

Steps to Apply

1. Consider required and preferred characteristics

  • Master's degree in related field
  • Preferred 3.5 or higher graduate GPA
  • GRE Scores: 550 Verbal, 530 Quantitative and 4.5 Writing preferred

2. Contact the program advisor ( to discuss application

3. Prepare and submit the following:

Submit all Materials to: Division of Graduate Studies, Cartwright Hall, 650 Hilltop Dr., Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

We encourage you to check with the GSS Office at 330-672-2661 to make certain all of your materials are complete and have been received. Once a completed file has been forwarded to the program advisor, the applicant will be contacted to discuss the file and/or schedule an interview. We make every effort to consider each application and make a decision in a time frame that respects both your schedule and ours. However, please plan to have your application completed well in advance of the semester you wish to begin taking coursework.